Friday, 14 July 2017

Winter learning journey:Day 4 activity 1

When you arrive in the south island, Curious Kiwi rents a shuttle van and drives your group from Picton (the town where the ferry dropped you off) to a beautiful beach on the opposite side of the island. The beach area is called Golden Bay and, at one end of the bay, is a stunning area called Farewell Spit.

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Farewell Spit has been in the news recently as a number of whales accidentally swam into the spit and became stuck on the beach. They were unable to swim back to the ocean because the water was too shallow. Many local people tried to save the ‘beached’ whales. Please follow this Farewell Spit link to learn more about what happened. On your blog, describe what the local people did to try and save the beached whales.


The local people tried to help by pouring water onto the whales to keep the whales alive.


  1. Hey Lilo,
    Its nice to see you blogging! Can you please explain more about how the local saved the whales?
    Great Job though.

  2. Hi Francesca,

    I also agree with Anita, could you add a few more sentences to tell us more about what happened? It is great to see you blogging again!

  3. Kia Ora Francesca,

    Thank you for making a great start to Day 4 activity 1. Did you find any other interesting facts about Farewell spit and the Whales? I would love to read more about what you think so that we can allocate points to your completed tasks. t's great to see you participating through the Winter Learning Journey programme. I can't wait to read your blog again.

    Best wishes,


  4. Hi Francesca,

    Would be great to have you come back on blogging as much as you can before it finishes tomorrow! But nice post, it's absolutely tragic that the whales were stranded on Farewell Spit. Bless the people who helped keep the whales alive.


  5. Kia Ora Francesca,

    I am thrilled that you are blogging. What a great start to Day 4. Can you please explain more of what the local people did to help the whales?

    Keep up the great work!